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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 17: Trades and Tweets

This week, we react to the Mets’ trading deadline moves and talk about baseball players’ online personas.

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Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.

This week, we begin by sharing our reactions to the Marcus Stroman and Jason Vargas trades, along with a lot of conjecture about what exactly it is the Mets are doing. (0:45)

Next, we have a discussion of how athletes conduct themselves online and use their platforms either for good or—in a lot of cases—in ways that perpetuate toxic environments on social media. (25:16)

Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise. (53:35)

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